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​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

Health and beauty retailer Boots has appointed Pete Markey chief marketing officer for its UK and Ireland operations, effective February. He replaces Helen Normoyle, who has left the retailer.
Beauty
Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

With this year's lockdowns, consumers found themselves turning to online purchasing in recent months but they haven't been buying with their eyes shut.
Beauty
Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

What has long been a core and vital marketing and sales tool for the beauty industry is under threat: product sampling in plastic sachets.
Beauty
Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Looking after number-one. After a tough 2020, almost a quarter of UK adults plan to treat themselves to a gift this Christmas, with fashion and beauty high on the list of self-gifting.
Fashion
Cosmetify launches first app, claims to save money for beauty shoppers

Cosmetify launches first app, claims to save money for beauty shoppers

Online beauty comparison platform Cosmetify is expanding its offer with the launch of a new app “providing shoppers beauty savings at their fingertips”.
Beauty
Beauty shoppers turn online but stick with what they know - report

Beauty shoppers turn online but stick with what they know - report

​Consumers may be buying more beauty products online, but they’re less experimental when they do so and tend to stick to what they know.
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H&M Group's Afound launches into beauty

H&M Group's Afound launches into beauty

​Afound, the newest brand in the H&M Group portfolio, has this week launched a beauty offer that promises to deliver to “existing and new customers the chance to find their favourite products at a great price”.
Beauty
UK prestige beauty sales up 38% online, skincare is strong

UK prestige beauty sales up 38% online, skincare is strong

​The shift online may have presented challenges to some fashion and beauty categories, but UK prestige beauty (and especially skincare) has prospered as shopping went online during lockdowns, a new report shows.
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Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

​Natura & Co, the Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Avon and Aesop, saw revenue rising healthily in Q3 as it beat the overall growth in the cosmetics and toiletries market globally.
Beauty
Warpaint sees success with Wilko and Tesco beauty trials

Warpaint sees success with Wilko and Tesco beauty trials

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London said on Tuesday that the sale of its products in Tesco and Wilko stores has gone well so far with further Tesco expansion planned and the Wilko deal beating sales expectations.
Beauty
MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

The Vaughan, Ontario-based personal care group announced third-quarter net income of $3.6 million on Friday, a 21% increase compared to the $2.9 million reported by the company in the prior-year period.
Beauty
Revlon avoids bankruptcy, reports 20% decline in sales

Revlon avoids bankruptcy, reports 20% decline in sales

The New York-based cosmetics company announced on Thursday that it no longer expects to make a filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, thanks to a last-minute debt deal, and also reported a 20.1% decrease in Q3 revenues.
Beauty
Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

The shop-in-shop concept, focused on offering established and emerging prestige brands online and in select target locations nationwide, will debut online and in more than 100 Target locations starting in 2021.
Beauty
Britons cut Xmas budgets but beauty products, vouchers high on buying list

Britons cut Xmas budgets but beauty products, vouchers high on buying list

​Regardless of the negative effect that the latest English lockdown will have on festive season shopping, Britons had already planned to cut their Christmas shopping budgets by 6%, according to new research.
Fashion
Trinny London launches first TV ad campaign for festive season

Trinny London launches first TV ad campaign for festive season

Beauty brand Trinny London has launched its first TV advertising campaign, with a nationwide airing of three ads that are set to run throughout the holiday season.
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Sustainability: Espa adds refillable range to product offer

Sustainability: Espa adds refillable range to product offer

​The Hut Group’s Espa beauty brand is the latest major name to dive deeper into sustainability with the launch of a 37-piece refillable range.
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